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Turning Problems into Opportunities with Lean Six Sigma + How Smart is Automation?

August 2, 2017 / by Emily Ysaguirre

Quality-Roundup-verse-small_2-1.jpgThis week’s Verse industry roundup spotlights the world of quality. We have compiled articles from Quality Digest that include tips for delegating workloads, one from Quality Magazine on how two organizations turned problems into opportunities with Lean Six Sigma and we conclude with one of our own blogs on automation and just how smart it really is.

Ten Tips for Delegating

Author: Jesse Lyn Stoner via Quality Digest

In this article, author Jesse Lyn Stoner speaks out on time management. She states, “delegating is not easy for many of us, it is hard to let go of authority while still remaining accountable for the outcome” and I believe that it’s human nature to agree! She delves into detail using an interesting seagull analogy and how it’s important to find the right balance of control. The article concludes with ten tips on delegating, but not until she explains when it is appropriate to delegate. You can find this here.  

How Two Organizations Turned Problems into Opportunities with Lean Six Sigma

Author: Leah Pickett via Quality Mag

According to author Leah Pickett, to be lean in process improvement is to maximize customer value by eliminating waste. Pickett also states that an organization can create more value for customers with fewer resources if they can understand customer value and focus key processes to continuously improve. Eliminating waste through value streams can reduce human effort, result in less time to market and produce a higher-quality, lower costing solution. She includes examples of a healthcare system that is projected to save $1.8 million with Lean Six methodologies and another that shows the positive impact of a lean manufacturing culture. You can see both, here

We Know Automation is Smart...but How Smart?

Author: Emily Ysaguirre via Verse Solutions Blog

Maintaining a high level of quality is paramount to success.  Having a system that helps to do so fosters collaboration and continuous improvement. An integrated Quality Management System (QMS) helps meet the quality needs of any industry. This is done through automation. Automation saves time, limits the amount of waste produced and helps increase overall efficiency.

Digging deeper into automation helps us realize how smart it really is. Read more.

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